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Young champions enjoy Lord's visit Published: 25 October 2011

National under 13s champions High Wycombe Cricket Club enjoyed a special visit to Lord’s at the invitation of MCC to mark their successful summer.

Following an exclusive Tour of Lord’s, which included the MCC Museum, J.P. Morgan Media Centre and the historic Pavilion, the youngsters were treated to a Q & A session with MCC Head Coach and former England international Mark Alleyne.

Alleyne spent more than an hour with the team, imparting valuable knowledge and explaining what it takes to make the top of the professional game.

Former England international stars including James Anderson, Andrew Flintoff and Nasser Hussain have all previously played in the ECB’s U13 National Club Championship. It would appear the current High Wycombe side are on the right track.

Enthusiasm

MCC Head Coach, Mark Alleyne, said he had enjoyed the experience of meeting the High Wycombe youngsters.

“They are an enthusiastic group, and represent excellent ambassadors for young cricketers everywhere,” said Alleyne

“High Wycombe Cricket Club should be very proud of them and their achievements this summer.”

In total over 1,800 clubs entered the ECB U13 National Club Championship in 2011, with around 27,000 junior cricketers taking part.

High Wycombe progressed through the county and regional rounds, and were crowned National Champions at the Finals Festival at Oakham School in August.


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